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    hey again, i had decided to put my house and property up for sale beginning april, and spent the past 3 months sprucing the place up a bit. havent had much freetime for the forum or for woodcarving. but i am pretty well caught up now, and packed to leave from wisconsin to arizona (kingman).
    our weekly carving group at the senior center has been shut down for about the same length of time, and the senior center is going to try a soft start in july , with loads of restrictions. our carving group voted to stay away until this winter, waiting to see how things start to turn out by then.
    so now being caught up i can recommence to visit the forum again, until i get an offer on the house and take off. gonna live in the motorhome for a while at an rv park while i get settled in and shop for a house down there.
    anyone here from Kingman az?
    Denny

    photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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    Luck with all your new venture Denny
    . . .JoeB

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    • #3
      thanks Joe. no more snow to shovel 6 months out of the year, and 4 or 5 days closer to all the "out west " goggraphy i want to explore while i still can. i have a class c motorhome and no schedule hindering me.
      Denny

      photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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      • #4
        Well Denny we spent some time around Bullhead City, South of Kingman, and traveled a bit up there. Boiling hot in the summer, but less than BHC. We stayed in an RV park there and I think the ones available around BHC are a lot better than Kingman...based on a friend staying up there. There is also one about halfway between BHC and Kingman which isn't bad.

        Enjoy the adventure and it is a great desert area surrounded by lots of BLM lands. A lot of mesquite and cactus, with the Cholla/Sotol/Yucca being interesting...but not for carving.

        PM me with any questions...
        Bill
        Living among knives and fire.

        http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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        • #5
          thanks for the input. i had been through kingman maybe 4 times, stayed a day a couple times. the heat was there alright, 101 but i could handle it alright because there was no humidity to speak of., elevation about 3500 feet and on the edge of the desert. BHC being back to sea level and humid as far as i know.
          the rv place i wouldve loved is uphill into the mountains from kingman, but theyre booked up til the end of the year.
          i might be checking out the one you mention
          Denny

          photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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          • #6
            I work in Lake Havasu during its early years of its development . In the late 60's early 70's. Went to Kingman quite often, about 60 miles north of Havasu. The high desart climent is nice. You well only about a hour or so south of the Grand Canyon.

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            • #7
              im thinkin of it as a "hub" centrally located from many many interesting places to visit and tour all of them much much closer than wisconsin. lots of state and national parks and various points of interest i would love to see.
              Denny

              photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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              • #8
                It should be refreshing and a new life. Peaceful at that, best wishes for your new journey.

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                • #9
                  Been through that area many times, including a couple of trips in a 1931 Ford with a daytime temp of 117 deg. 1966 and 1986.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Di and Pallin.... yep , a new chapter in my book.
                    Denny

                    photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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                    • #11
                      Across the river from BHC is Laughlin, NV, which is quite the casino town now. My wife and first went there about 40 years ago when the one and only casino had 2 BJ tables, 2 poker tables, and some slots. Lots of the big Vegas casinos have now built there, so some great restaurants are there now. There was a major RV park, just up the hill from the casinos, so should be plenty of places to rest. One of the fun things for us was sitting in the riverside restaurant in the evening and watching the large fish (stripers, I think) feeding just below the windows. You're also not going to be far from Flagstaff, which is up in the mountains with skiing in the winter. My wife's uncle was a Chemistry prof there until he retired.
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                      • #12
                        You can also dry camp in some casino lots. Not sure how they are reacting to the virus though?
                        Bill
                        Living among knives and fire.

                        http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                        • #13
                          my first glimpse of Laughlin was on a trip out there in the mid 80's, they were advertising their 5 casinos, having loose slots to generate interest in their town. I went in one , learned the rooms were $27 a night. i put 3 quarters instead of 4 in a slot and first pull in their place i collected $275 , in quarters. several large bucket full. such a nice introduction. a couple years later went there hoping for the $27 a night room, to find there was a bikers convention , filled the place up , rooms up to $127 a night. and that is when i first discovered kingman, the nearest motel room available. been to kingman 3 more times after that. gonna retire there soon. very soon.
                          Denny

                          photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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                          • #14
                            Yeah, the annual "River Run" (usually April) was total chaos and my wife worked at one of the casinos there. Certainly an interesting time until the shoot out in Harrah's casino...that changed things a lot. I just stayed inside most of the time.
                            Bill
                            Living among knives and fire.

                            http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                            • #15
                              id forgotten til you mentioned it, as i was leaving laughlin that night, in BHC as a gas station were about 9 or so squad cars pulling up and surrounding one biker at a gas pump. I kept on travelin and never did hear what that one was about.
                              Denny

                              photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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